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CEDAR FAIR ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF SPECIAL MEETING OF UNITHOLDERS

1981 photo of Canada’s Wonderland, a Cedar Fair property
• Preliminary voting results indicate that unitholders approve proposal to separate chairman and chief executive officer
 • Based upon preliminary voting results, the outcome of the proposal to make cash distributions a higher priority than debt reduction is too close to call 
SANDUSKY, OHIO — On January 11, 2011,  Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, announced the preliminary voting results of its Special Meeting of Unitholders held that day to consider two amendments to the partnership agreement as proposed by Q Funding III, L.P. and Q4 Funding, L.P. (“Q Investments”).
The Company stated that based upon the preliminary results unitholders voted in favor of Proposal #1, to separate the chairman and chief executive officer roles, and that the outcome of Proposal #2, to make cash distributions to unitholders a higher priority than paying down the Company’s debt, was too close to call.  The Company reminded unitholders that the results are still preliminary and subject to verification by the independent inspector of elections.  The Company will announce the official results of today’s Special Meeting of Unitholders after verification of the results by the independent inspector of elections. 
“We understand the concerns our unitholders have on Proposal #1 and intend to implement a policy in regard to the separation of the chairman and CEO roles in a prudent and appropriate manner.  In regard to Proposal #2, we will evaluate and act accordingly once a final outcome of the vote has been determined,” said Michael D. Kwiatkowski, Cedar Fair’s lead independent director. 

About Cedar Fair

Cedar Fair is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio, and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, six outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels. Amusement parks in the Company’s northern region include two in Ohio: Cedar Point, consistently voted “Best Amusement Park in the World” in Amusement Today polls, and Kings Island; as well as Canada’s Wonderland, near Toronto; Dorney Park, PA; Valleyfair, MN; and Michigan’s Adventure, MI. In the southern region are Kings Dominion, VA; Carowinds, NC; and Worlds of Fun, MO. Western parks in California include: Knott’s Berry Farm; California’s Great America; and Gilroy Gardens, which is managed under contract.

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Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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